What are DLL files
DLL files (where DLL stands for “Dynamic Link Library”) are very important for the work of Windows System. DLL files are used by various applications to perform their functions. If a specific DLL is missing, the application would not be able to run.
Actually, a certain DLL file missing is one of the most common errors connected with DLL files. You know that you have this error when you get a pop-up error message saying something like:
“Windows cannot find [a random name].dll. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again”.
This may happen due to a lot of reasons – corrupted or accidentally deleted files, overwritten DLL file etc. The problem can be fixed by downloading and installing the missing file from a special dll files library. Before doing that you should get information about the missing DLL as it may be not a real dll file but a malicious file or this dll file is not required for the work of the system.
Fast Automatic Solution:
- First go to Microsoft DLL help database website and in the list of all DLL files find the missing file. See the information on the file. If the particular dll is not found in Microsoft database, try Process Library. If Process Library did not help, just use Google to find information on the dll file. If the dll file is really needed by the system, proceed to the next step that will explain how to restore the missing dll.
- You will need to use a dll-files library to find the particular dll missing from your system. For example, www.dll-files.com is a good source for finding such files. Search for the file you need on the website, download it and then extract it.
- Now you need to register the DLL before Windows applications can use it. To register the DLL file click Start>Run and then type “cmd” in the opened Command Prompt. Type in “regsvr32
” without the quotes.
- Finally reboot your PC
If you did everything right, you will not see the error again, the downloaded dll file should have successfully replaced the missing one.
The above-described solution is not the easiest one. It requires some time and effort from you. However, if you are in need of a quicker solution, you may download and install PC Health Advisor
It 100% effectively delete corrupted DLLs if there are any, and restore missing DLLs. With PC Health Advisor all the above-described operations will take only a few seconds. The tool was designed by a group of professionals, so do not hesitate to use it!
Material provided by: Alexey Abalmasov Google